Archive for September 2009

Bratwurst History

Sep 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Bratwurst, History

A bratwurst is a sausage composed of pork, beef, or veal. The name is German, derived from Old High German brätwurst, from brät-, which is finely chopped meat and -wurst, or sausage. Though the brat in bratwurst describes the way the sausages are made, it is often misconstrued to be derived from the German verb […]

Hot Dog Costume

Sep 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog

I was shopping around today for something to wear for Halloween.  My son and I usually do something fun.  We make our porch all scary like and where costumes.  I was thinking that this year I might do the hot dog costume thing so I’ve been doing a little shopping around.  If you want to […]

Hot Dog Statistics

Sep 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Hot Dog Information

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, consumers spent more than $3.4 billion on hot dogs and sausages in U.S. supermarkets in 2008. Americans will eat enough hot dogs at major league ballparks this year to stretch to and from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., the two […]

Natural Casing Hot Dogs

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Hot Dog Information

As with virtually all sausages, hot dogs must be in a casing to be cooked. Traditionally, this casing is made from the thoroughly cleaned small intestines of sheep, and the products are known as “natural casing” hot dogs or frankfurters. These kinds of hot dogs are preferred by some for their firmer texture and the […]

Red Onion Sauce for New York Style Hot Dogs

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Recipes

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 medium onions-chopped • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup • 1/2 cup water • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onions and cook them until […]

Hillbilly Hotdog

Sep 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured

Now here’s a real whopper of a hotdog!  Check this thing out.  I’m embarrassed to say, but i think I could eat this but not in the time they give you. [youtube]js1jfYZxCvs[/youtube]

Hot Dog History

Sep 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, History

Claims about the invention of the hot dog are difficult to assess because various stories assert the creation of the sausage, the placing of the sausage (or another kind of sausage) on bread or a bun as finger food, the popularization of the existing dish, or the application of the name “hot dog” to a […]

A&W Copycat Coney Sauce

Sep 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Recipes

For those of you that are fans of A&W coneys, here’s a copycat recipe for you.  1 Sabrett brand beef frankfurter – 7.5 inches long Hot dog bun – 1 White onions – 1 tablespoon (chopped) Mild Kraft cheddar cheese – 1/2 tablespoon (shredded) A&W Coney Island Sauce – 3 tablespoons Ingredients: Ground chuck – […]

Flint Coney Sauce

Sep 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Recipes

Flint coneys are quite different than your Detroit variety.  The Flint coney has a sauce that is much drier than the typical Detroit sauce.  Acutally, to call the Flint coney sauce a “sauce” is sort of a misnomer.  It’s more like seasoned hamburger on top of your hot dog.  My father used to call these […]

A&W Coneys

Sep 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Blog

I remember back maybe ten years when A&W had the best coneys around the Detroit area.  I had a chance to stop in one for the first time in quite a while last month.  The hot dog was horrible!  Hot only that, I find that the menu was completely changed.  It was still the classic […]